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Encyclopedia > Rusty Wallace
Russell William "Rusty" Wallace
Born: August 14, 1956 (1956-08-14) (age 51)
Birthplace: Flag of the United States Fenton, Missouri
Awards: 1979 USAC Stock Car Rookie of the Year

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1984 Rookie of the Year The 1984 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 19 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. ...


1989 Winston Cup Champion The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 12 and ended November 19. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ...


1991 IROC champion Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ...


1998 Named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 8. ... NASCARs 50 Greatest Drivers is a list of NASCAR drivers. ...

NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Statistics
706 races run over 1 years.
Best Cup Position: 1st - 1989
First Race: 1980 Atlanta 500 (Atlanta)
Last Race: 2005 Ford 400 (Homestead)
First Win: 1986 Valleydale 500 (Bristol)
Last Win: 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top Tens Poles
55 349 36
Rusty Wallace on his way to his 55th and final victory in the 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Wallace at Michigan in 1994 with his MGD paint scheme
Wallace at Michigan in 1994 with his MGD paint scheme

Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (born August 14, 1956 in Fenton, Missouri) is a former NASCAR champion, NASCAR Busch Series car owner, and television broadcaster with ESPN and ESPN on ABC. Wallace had his first live broadcast of the Indy 500 on May 28, 2006. Wallace appeared in the 1990 film Days of Thunder. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The 1989 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 12 and ended November 19. ... The Golden Corral 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... The Ford 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... The Food City 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ... The Advance Auto Parts 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... NASCAR driver Rusty Wallaces car. ... NASCAR driver Rusty Wallaces car. ... The Advance Auto Parts 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 667 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 667 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Please see the file description page for further information. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fenton or F-town is a city in St. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... NASCAR on ESPN is a series of NASCAR races that were broadcasted by ABC and the ESPN networks from the early 1960s until 2000. ... “ABC Sports” redirects here. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Days of Thunder is an auto racing drama film released in 1990 by producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott. ...

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Early racing career

In the late '70s, prior to joining the NASCAR circuit, Wallace made a name for himself racing around the Midwest winning a pair of local track championships. Rusty won more than 200 short track races. In 1979 he won United States Auto Club's (USAC) Stock Car Rookie of the Year honors, finishing third in the points behind A.J. Foyt and Bay Darnell.[1] He finished second in USAC Stock Car in 1981 behind Joe Ruttman.[1] In 1983 he won the American Speed Association (ASA) championship while competing against some of NASCAR's future stars like Mark Martin, 1992 NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki and Dick Trickle. ... A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935) is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. ... Joe Ruttman (born October 28, 1944, in Upland, California). ... Troy Hintzsches ASA Late Model at Madison International Speedway. ... 2006 car Mark Anthony Martin (born January 9, 1959 in Batesville, Arkansas) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... Alan Kulwicki (December 14, 1954 - April 1, 1993) was an American NASCAR driver. ... Dick Trickle (born October 27, 1941 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) is an auto racer. ...


NASCAR career

1980 Rusty Wallace finished second in his first NASCAR race at Atlanta 500 in 1980 driving for Roger Penske in the #16 he started 7th. He made 1 more race in 1980 for Penske at the National 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC where he started 25th and finished 14th, 9 laps down Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ...


1981 Rusty drove 4 races in '81 2 for Ron Benfield in the #98 Levi Garrett Pontiac with the best finish of 21st. the other 2 races were for John Childs with the best finish of 6th in the #72 Childs Tire Buick.


1982 Rusty drove 3 races this year, all for John Childs in the #72 Southland Fire Equipment Buick with the best finish of 29th


1984 Wallace joined the Winston Cup circuit full-time in 1984, winning NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors and finishing 14th in the final points standings. He raced in the #88 Gatorade Pontiac for Cliff Stewart.with the best finish of 4th in 30 races he had 2 top 5's and 4 top 10's. The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... This article is about the year. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season in a NASCAR season. ... Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ...


1985 Wallace stayed with Cliff Stewart but this time in the #2 Alugard Pontiac, in 29 races, Rusty had 2 top 5's 8 top 10's.


1986 He switched teams to the #27 Alugard Pontiac for Raymond Beadle. Rusty's first win came on April 6, 1986, at Bristol Motor Speedway. He also won at Martinsville Sept. 21st In 1986 he had 2 wins, 4 top 5's and 16 top 10's in 29 races he finished 6th in the points, his first top 10 in points. Rusty Wallace driving Raymond Beadles car in NASCAR competition Raymond Beadle is a American dragster racer and a prolific auto racing team owner. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ...


1987 reached a new sponsorship, and his early career is most remembered for his #27 Kodiak Pontiac. He got his 1st ever pole at Michigan June 28th 1987. he got 2 wins this year 1 at Watkins Glen, the other at Riverside. 9 top 5's and 16 top 10's in 29 races. He finished 5th in points. Kodiak may refer to: Kodiak The most brutal of its breed, this band typically inhabits the south-eastern Michigan area. ...


1988 Rusty had his best year so far, he amassed 6 wins, including the final race ever at Riverside, Michigan, Charlotte, North Wilkesboro, Rockingham, and the finale at Atlanta, he won 4 out of the last 5 races of 1988 stats: 6 wins, 19 top 5's and 23 top 10's even with this record he finished 2nd to Bill Elliot by 24 points. Riverside International Raceway (Sometimes known as RIR or Riverside Raceway) was a race track or road course in Riverside, California. ...

1989 car at Phoenix with Kodiak paint scheme
1989 car at Phoenix with Kodiak paint scheme

In 1989, Wallace won the NASCAR Winston Cup Championship,with crew chief Barry Dodson, by finishing 15th at the Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway beating out close friend and fierce rival Dale Earnhardt who won the race, by twelve points. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ...


In 1990, Raymond Beadle switched sponsors, to Miller Genuine Draft. That association lasted one year, with Rusty having 18 wins with Beadle in. In 1991 Wallace took the sponsorship with him to Roger Penske/Penske Racing, and he continued in the #2 MGD Pontiac. He also won the 1991 IROC championship. The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 11 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... Miller Genuine Draft is one of three main beers produced by Miller Brewing Company. ... Penske PC23 car Roger Penske (born February 20, 1937 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is the owner of a very successful automobile racing team Penske Racing, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive related businesses. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ...


While 1992 only carried him one win, the win at the Miller 400 was satisfying; it was the first win for Rusty in a car which arguably was Rusty's best known chassis for his career, one affectionately known as "Midnight" after the win. "Midnight" would be raced for six seasons, carrying various race wins, before being retired in 1997.


1993 was arguably his most successful season despite two major accidents at Daytona and Talladega in which his car airborned and flipped several times. He had already won the 2nd race of the season Feb 28th 1993 at North Carolina Motor Speedway(Rockingham closed in 2005) but also a sad one as his friend and reigning Nascar Champion Alan Kulwicki was killed flying into Bristol Speedway in April 1993, because of this Rusty won the race at Bristol and in respect to Alan Kulwicki he did a "polish victory lap" or turn his car around and go around the track the wrong way. as made famous by Kulwicki. Every race Rusty won that year he did a "Kulwicki victory lap" He won all 3 races in April (Bristol 4/4/93, North Wilkesboro 4/18/93(Track closed in 1996) and Martinsville 4/25/93 also he won the first ever race at the New Hampshire Speedway starting 33rd on July 11th. He won 10 of the 30 races, but finished second in the final points standings, 80 points behind Earnhardt. He ended the season strong, finishing in the Top-3 in all but two of the final ten races of the season (4th and 19th). The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 7 and ended on November 14. ...


Penske switched to Ford in 1994. “Ford” redirects here. ... The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. ...


In 1997, Miller changed the teams sponsorship to Miller Lite, replacing the black and gold with a blue and white scheme. The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 9 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... Miller Lite is the name of a popular pilsner beer sold by Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a 4. ...


In 1998, Wallace won the Bud Shootout at Daytona, A non-points race for the previous years pole winners and past winners of the race. It was the first win for Ford's new Taurus, and Wallace's only victory at NASCAR's premier track (as well as his only victory in any restrictor plate race) in a Cup car The Budweiser Shootout is an annual NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event held at Daytona International Speedway in February, the week before the Daytona 500. ... Look up taurus, Taurus in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ...


In 2003, Penske Racing switched to Dodge, and appropriately, in 2004, Wallace won his 55th, and final, race on a short track: the 2004 spring Martinsville Speedway race. It was also the last win for the track under the ownership of the H. Clay Earles Trust; the death of Mary Weatherford (matriarch of the trust) forced the Trust to sell the track a month later. Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ...


On August 30, 2004 Wallace announced that the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season would be his last as a full-time driver. Although at the time the possibility remained that he may have continued to run a limited schedule after the 2005 season -- as semi-retirees Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte also have done, Wallace's current broadcasting contract forbids him from doing so. is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Bill Elliott car that set the record for the fastest recorded time in a stock car - 212. ... Terrance Lee Labonte (born November 16, 1956, in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former NASCAR driver. ...


In 2006, Wallace returned to his Pontiac roots when he raced a Crawford-Pontiac sportscar, painted black and carrying the familiar stylised #2, also sponsored by Callaway Golf, in the 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona, teamed with Danica Patrick and Allan McNish. Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Danica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982 in Beloit, Wisconsin) is an American auto racing driver competing in the IndyCar Series. ... Allan McNish is a racing driver, born on 29 December 1969 in Dumfries, Scotland. ...


To date, Rusty had 55 NASCAR wins, which is tied for 8th on NASCAR's all-time wins list. He retired after the 2005 season with a 14.4 career average finish.


Broadcast career

On January 25, 2006, it was announced that Rusty would cover auto racing events for ESPN and ABC. Despite Rusty's lack of open-wheel racing experience, his assignments began with the IndyCar Series and included the Indianapolis 500 (in a perhaps forgivable lapse, he described a thrilling battle on the last lap as "The most exciting Daytona 500 ever!"). He will join the NASCAR broadcasting team for both networks when they start coverage of the sport in 2007.[1] He signed a six year deal with ESPN in 2006. Rusty also returned to commentate for the 2007 Indy 500 while Dale Jarrett takes his place for NASCAR Busch Series races. is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motor racing and Motorsports redirect here. ... The term IndyCar has multiple uses: Indycar (sometimes spelled Indy car) is a generic name used in the United States for a type of open wheel race car. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations...


Car owner

He also owns and operates Rusty Wallace, Inc., which fields the Homelife Communities #66 NASCAR Busch Series car driven by his son Steve Wallace. Rusty Wallace, Inc. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... For Steve Wallace, former NFL player, see Steve Wallace (NFL). ...


Family

Rusty's two brothers, Kenny and Mike, also currently race on the NASCAR circuit. Rusty and his wife Patti have three children -- Greg, Katie, and Steven and now live on a large ranch outside Charlotte, N.C. Steven races in the Busch Series. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mike Wallace, taken 2002 Mike Wallace (born March 10, 1959) is a NASCAR race car driver. ... For Steve Wallace, former NFL player, see Steve Wallace (NFL). ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations...


Off the track, Wallace is an avid pilot, owning several airplanes and a helicopter.


Iowa Speedway

In late 2005 Rusty Wallace broke ground in Newton, Iowa on his "Signature Design Speedway". The Iowa Speedway had its first race on September 15th and will host many races in 2007 including an IRL race. The timing couldn't have come any better as Maytag closed down a couple months before the ground breaking, causing many jobs to close in Newton. The track is noted for its structural similarity to Richmond International Raceway, where Wallace has won 6 times. Iowa Speedway is a 7/8 mile long paved oval motor racing track in Newton, Iowa, approximately 30 miles east of Des Moines. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ...


References

  1. ^ a b "USAC Stock Car Championship History"; ultimateracinghistory.com, Retrieved September 7, 2007
  • The Unauthorized NASCAR Fan Guide 1998-99, by Bill Fleischman and Al Pearce (1999)

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